UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

ORMC Meetings • 2022-2023 Academic Year

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9/25/2022

We will play a game, called Estimathon (https://estimathon.com/), and start learning about Einstein's special relativity theory.

10/2/2022

We continue the last handout on relativity. Please, bring it with you.

Handouts: Handout
10/9/2022

This week we will discuss length contraction in ESP theory.

Handouts: handout | solutions
10/16/2022

There are many ways to characterize integers: primes versus composite, abundant versus deficient, even naughty versus nice. We will focus on the second of these, trying to make sense of the question, “what’s the probability an integer is abundant?” Exploring this question will compel us to think deeply about primes, and a menagerie of Greek letters, and even the question of naughty versus nice.

10/23/2022

We will learn to use the slide rule to calculate

Handouts: Handout | Slide rule
10/30/2022

We will have a game and a worksheet on measurement errors.

Handouts: Errors handout
11/6/2022

We will study geometry problems asking to find minimums

Handouts: Handout
11/20/2022

We continue the same theme

Handouts: Handout